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Powhatan County

Formation Date: 1777
Formed From: Cumberland County. Part of Chesterfield County was added in 1850.

Image depicting location of Powhatan County
Powhatan County was named for the Indian chieftain who ruled the native inhabitants of tidewater Virginia in the early seventeenth century. It was formed from Cumberland County in 1777, and part of Chesterfield County was added later. Its area is 272 square miles, and the county seat is Powhatan. The population is 22,377 according to the 2000 census.

Original Records at The Library of Virginia: Yes